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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

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Security Bank, ANZ ink network extension deal - BusinessWorld
SEC Delays Decision on Sale of Chicago Stock Exchange to Chinese Investors - The Wall Street Journal
Visa applies for direct access to China's bank-card clearing market as it moves to challenge UnionPay dominance - South China Morning Post
Cyber insurance requests rise 87% in Asia – AIG - Insurance Business

GREATER CHINA

Big banks on notice that they're losing ground to China's fintech giants - South China Morning Post
China's banks swap 1 trillion yuan of debt into stocks, extending financial life line to state debtors - South China Morning Post
In China's Hedge Fund Industry, Global Managers Are a Tough Sell - Bloomberg News

HKMA sells US$5b of Exchange Fund Bills; says unrelated to currency slide - South China Morning Post

JAPAN AND KOREA

S. Korea to require insurers to raise capital reserves from December - Yonhap News Agency
K-Bank raises deposit rate to fend off Kakao Bank - Yonhap News Agency
Domestic Banks Post 1H Net Profit of More Than 8 Tril. Won - The Korea Economic Daily

ASEAN

BTN focuses on digital banking transformation - The Jakarta Post
Offshore ringgit trade is against Malaysia's policy: Bank Negara Malaysia - The Straits Times
GT Capital forays into microfinance, picks 20% in Sumitomo-PSBank JV - DealStreetAsia
MSBs given more time to renew permits - BusinessWorld
Microinsurance coverage, premiums expected to increase from 2016 levels - BusinessWorld

Insular Life rolls out peso-denominated VUL fund - BusinessWorld
VPBank gets approval for HOSE listing - Viet Nam News

SOUTH ASIA

Govt to initiate PSU bank consolidation process after Q1 numbers - Press Trust of India
IRDAI may introduce risk-based capital norms for insurers - The Hindu Business Line

Bank of India to shore up Rs 8000 crore capital this year, says MD - The Economic Times
Union Bank of India set to raise Rs 2000 crore - Press Trust of India
City Union Bank Q1 net up 14% at Rs 140 cr - Business Standard
IDFC Bank partners with Zeta for digital payments solution - The Economic Times
Cooperative bank in Tamil Nadu files PIL against demonetisation notification - Mint

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

All banks 'tarred' but customers sticking with CBA - The Sydney Morning Herald
'We're not saying every problem has been fixed': CBA's Ian Narev - The Sydney Morning Herald
Commonwealth Bank, ANZ in clash of the titans on life insurance sales - The Australian Financial Review
RBNZ call will hold clues for those looking to fix mortgage rates - NZ Herald

The Daily Dose Asia-Pacific "Headlines" edition aggregates banking, financial services and insurance headlines from the websites of a limited number of major Asian and Australian publication titles and newswires, with an editorial deadline of 6 a.m. Hong Kong time. Language translations to English are provided by an automated service and may not be entirely accurate.